We are a one form entry school from Reception through to Year 6. The published admission number for each year is 30 and the total capacity of the school is 210.
Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school:
General Admissions Information
Essex County Council co-ordinates the school's admission for Reception September starters. Further information can be found at Essex Schools Admissions
Telephone: 0345 603 2200
Our catchment area also includes the villages of:
- Audley End
- Little Walden
- Wendens Ambo
2024/2025 Reception Admissions
(Children born between 01/09/2019 - 31/03/2020)
For more information regarding applying for a school place, please click here or contact Essex County Council on 0345 603 2200
|6th November 2023
|15th January 2024
|16th April, 2024
|National Offer Day
|15th May, 2024
|Deadline for lodging appeals
2024/2025 Admissions Policy
Essex County Council Primary Education Brochure 2024/2025
Catchment Area Map
Parents who wish their child/ren to start during an academic year should telephone the school office to check availability in the year groups/s they are applying for.
School Office : 01799 523384
All mid-year applications should be made directly to the school, using the mid-year application form available below. Mid-year applications (sometimes called in-year applications) are any application for a school place made to a year group, apart from September admissions to Reception. For applications into existing year groups, a place will be offered when the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the admission number for that year group.
All applications will be considered as and when they are received. If a place is available, the oversubscription criteria will be applied to all applicants (including those on the waiting list) to determine who will be offered a place. Anyone making an application under category 2 and 7 must also submit a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). If a mid-year application is received during a school holiday period, we will respond as soon as possible when the school reopens. Applications made for a new academic year will be process in the second half of the Summer term.
A parent can request their child be added to a waiting list if their application is unsuccessful. A child’s position on the waiting list will be determined by the admissions criteria and may change as other children join or leave the list. If you child is offered a mid-year place, the expectation is that your child will start at school within 10 school days of the offer being received, or at the start of the next term if that is being applied for. If you are unable to take up this offer, the place may no longer be available and a new application may be required.
If parents are unsuccessful in securing a school please you will need to contact Essex Admissions (0345 603 2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org) who will support you in finding a place for your child.
On line application form:
2023 2024 Mid Year Application form
2023/2024 Admissions Policy
Applying for a school place from abroad
Click here for information about applying for a UK school place for your child from outside the United Kingdom.
Advice for Ukrainian families on applying for a school place and accessing childcare in England
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Parents should check with the Local Authority whether children are eligible for School Bus transportation as St Mary's may not be the closest school. Information regarding school transport can be found at School Transport
Appeals are co-ordinated via Essex County Council and further information can be found at Essex Appeals